Game Report 2314 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: R.J. Lalonde Arena
Date: Dec 12, 2018
GAME NOTES: GOALTENDING LEADS RUSSIA PAST WEST AT WJAC JASON LA ROSE BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Yaroslav Askarov was perfect in a 31-save performance, backstopping Russia to a 3-0 win over Canada West in a battle of unbeaten teams Wednesday night at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge. Askarov became just the second goaltender to post a WJAC shutout against Canada West, joining Swedish puck-stopper Mathias Israelsson, who stopped all 37 shots he faced in a preliminary-round game in 2011. The Russians, who handed West its first loss and solidified their hold on first place, did all their offensive damage in the first 25 minutes, chasing Canadian starter Matthew Davis (Calgary, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) in the process. Nikolai Burenov started the scoring on a first-period power play, swatting in the rebound of a Vasily Podkolzin shot to put Russia up by a goal after an evenly-matched opening 20 minutes. Aleksandr Gordin jumped on another rebound to make it 2-0 just 83 seconds into the second period, and Maksim Groshev took advantage of miscommunication to score shorthanded at 5:01, ending the night for Davis after three goals on 12 shots. Matthew Radomsky (Winnipeg, Man./Steinbach, MJHL) was lights out in relief, turning aside 16 shots. The Canadians carried the play in the middle frame, outshooting Russia 16-9 on the back of three power plays, but Askarov was up to the task. A four-minute man advantage with less than seven minutes to go gave West one final chance to find a way past the netminder, but the Russian penalty kill kept the shutout intact. Already assured of a semifinal spot, the Canadians close out their preliminary-round schedule Thursday night against the Czech Republic (7 p.m. MT), while Russia will try and finish off a perfect prelims Friday against the United States (2 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: Canada West
Home Team: Russia
CANADA WEST LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Davis, Matthew
G31  Radomsky, Matthew
  Bucheler, Jérémie
  Snell, Mason
  Judson, Jack
  Bast, Luke
  Berger, Carter
  Lloyd, T.J.
  Ahac, Layton
 10  Funk, Reilly
 11  Campbell, Alexander
 12  Gosselin, Mathieu
 15  Holloway, Dylan
 16  Blaisdell, Harrison
 17  Hughes, Riley
 18  Rizzo, Massimo
 19  Wong, Austin
 20  Silye, David
 21  Leyh, Ethan
 22  Newhook, Alex
 23  Osadick, Matt
 24  Swetlikoff, Alex
CANADA WEST PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st12 2:00 Slashing 10:441 12:44
2nd15 2:00 Roughing 9:12  11:12
2nd19 2:00 Roughing 9:12  11:12
3rd2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 11:461 13:46
3rd2:00 Roughing 11:461 13:46
3rd15 2:00 Roughing 11:461 13:46
3rd15 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 11:461 13:46
3rd2:00 Cross-Checking 19:241 19:24
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Askarov, Yaroslav
G30  Skotnikov, Vsevolod
  Tiuvilin, Dmitrii
  Burenov, Nikolai
  Bychkov, Roman
  Chistiakov, Semion
  Rogov, Ivan
  Kniazev, Artemii
  Abramov, Mikhail
 10  Likhachev, Yaroslav
 12  Mingachev, Takhir
 13  Tesanov, Daniil
 14  Gordin, Aleksandr
 16  Nikolaev, Ilya
 18  Serdyuk, Egor
 19  Podkolzin, Vasily
 21  Guskov, Matvei
 23  Mironov, Ilia
 24  Groshev, Maksim
 25  Sheshin, Dmitrii
 27  Amirov, Rodion
 28  Gutik, Daniil
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd2:00 Tripping 3:371 5:37
2nd2:00 Roughing 9:12  11:12
2nd14 2:00 Roughing 9:12  11:12
2nd25 2:00 Delay of Game 10:211 12:21
2nd23 2:00 Roughing 19:271 1:27
3rd2:00 Roughing 11:461 13:46
3rd2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 11:461 13:46
3rd2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 11:461 13:46
3rd2:00 Roughing 11:461 13:46
3rd16 4:00 High-Sticking 13:271 17:27
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WEST Goals CANADA WEST PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
                
                
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) CANADA WEST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st12:24 PP 4-19-28            
2nd1:23  14-9            
2nd5:01 SH 24            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA WEST 0 / 8
RUSSIA 1 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA WEST 16 min / 8 inf
RUSSIA 22 min / 11 inf (10)
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA WEST 0 G + A = 0 Pts
RUSSIA 3 G + 3 A = 6 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA WEST0000
RUSSIA1203
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN-W - Davis (25:01) (L)8109/0:002nd/5:01
CAN-W - Radomsky (34:59) 061016/5:013rd/20:00
RUS - Askarov (60:00) (W)916631/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:09 PM
  -  End: 9:18 PM
  -  Attendance:  
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Junior A Challenge Game Report.